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Par Lorraine Derocher. 2022
Ce livre donne la parole à des personnes qui ont grandi au sein de communautés sectaires et ont quitté ce…milieu pour choisir la liberté. Il réunit leurs réflexions livrées lors d'entretiens avec l'autrice, ainsi que des lettres poignantes adressées à leurs parents, aux gens qui les ont aidées et aux dirigeants de l'État
Par Shayda Kafai. 2021
The remarkable story of Sins Invalid, a performance project that centres queer disability justice. In recent years, disability activism has…come into its own as a vital and necessary means to acknowledge the power and resilience of the disabled community, and to call out ableist culture wherever it appears. Crip Kinship explores the art activism of Sins Invalid, a San Francisco Bay Area-based performance project, and its radical imaginings of what disabled, queer, trans, and gender-nonconforming bodyminds of colour can do: how they can rewrite oppression, and how they can gift us with transformational lessons for our collective survival. Grounded in the disability justice framework, Crip Kinship investigates the revolutionary survival teachings that disabled, queer of colour community offers to all our bodyminds. From their focus on crip beauty and sexuality to manifesting digital kinship networks and crip-centric liberated zones, Sins Invalid empowers and moves us toward generating our collective liberation from our bodyminds outward. Includes a foreword by Patty Berne, co-founder, and executive and artistic director of Sins Invalid.
Par Melanie Siebert. 2020
? “Informative, diverse, and highly engaging; a much-needed addition to the realm of mental health.”—Kirkus Reviews, starred review Featuring real-life…stories of people who have found hope and meaning in the midst of life’s struggles, Heads Up: Changing Minds on Mental Health is the go-to guide for teenagers who want to know about mental health, mental illness, trauma and recovery. For too long, mental health problems have been kept in the shadows, leaving people to suffer in silence, or worse, to be feared, bullied or pushed to the margins of society where survival is difficult. This book shines a light on the troubled history of thinking about and treating mental illness and tells the stories of courageous pioneers in the field of psychiatry who fought for more compassionate, respectful and effective treatments. It provides a helpful guide to the major mental health diagnoses along with ideas and resources to support those who are suffering. But it also moves beyond a biomedical focus and considers the latest science that shows how trauma and social inequality impact mental health. The book explores how mental health is more than just “in our heads” and includes the voices of Indigenous people who share a more holistic way of thinking about wellness, balancing mind, body, heart and spirit. Highlighting innovative approaches such as trauma-informed activities like yoga and hip-hop, police mental health teams, and peer support for youth, Heads Up shares the stories of people who are sparking change.
Par Lottie L Riekehof. 1987
Second edition of the comprehensive guide for mastering the basic signs used to communicate with deaf people in either the…word order of the English language or in the American Sign Language pattern (ASL or Ameslan). Provides the vocabulary needed for persons entering interpreter-training programs and for families and professionals. 1987
Par Dawn Connor. 2023
This practical guide offers a wealth of advice to support parents and caregivers who have an autistic child within their…family. It provides accessible and straightforward information on the topics that matter most, from initial questions around diagnosis, to providing the best home support. Chapters also debunk myths commonly held about autism and signpost appropriate support mechanisms, including ideas to help with sleep, diet, sensory sensitivities, social interactions, communication, and much more. The emphasis throughout is on offering practical strategies to give much-needed, meaningful support to the child’s main caregivers and other family members, in an easily digestible format. Written from the author’s joint perspective as a qualified teacher with an expertise in autism, and as a grandmother of an autistic grandchild, this book is an essential guide for parents and caregivers, created by someone who understands and appreciates what it is like to walk in their shoes.
Par Martha Burge. 2012
An Alternative Approach to Addressing ADDDespite the millions of people taking medication for attention deficit disorders, there remains no objective…method of diagnosis for ADHD. In The ADD Myth, Martha Burge proposes a different understanding and solution for those diagnosed.ADD isn’t what we think it is. Author and ADHD coach Martha Burge introduces a different way of looking at the disorder often associated with boredom and impulsivity in young people. She argues that what is commonly understood as ADHD is actually five intense personality traits: sensual, psychomotor, intellectual, creative, and emotional. Once the supposed ADD symptoms are properly understood for what they are, people with these intense personality traits can develop them into gifts.Finding an alternative solution. After having two sons diagnosed with ADHD, and witnessing their serious reaction to drug treatments, Martha began a search for a different approach and a more natural treatment for ADHD. By looking at all personalities as part of the neurodiversity spectrum, she shows us how we can see where those with “intense” personality traits fit on the spectrum. Once we understand that, we are better able to help people embrace their traits and develop one’s intense nature rather than try to stifle it.This book will change the way you look at ADD for the better—open it up and learn more about:The five intense personality traits and how they apply to individuals diagnosed with ADHDWhy the medical profession should seek alternative explanations for ADHDStories, practical steps, and daily practices for developing one's intense nature with the least amount of sufferingReaders of books such as Driven to Distraction, Healing ADD, Delivered from Distraction, or ADHD: Non-Medication Treatments and Skills for Children and Teens will enjoy The ADD Myth.
For effective use, this book can be purchased alongside the professional guide, Supporting Children with DLD. Both books can be…purchased together as a set, Supporting Children with DLD: A Picture Book and User Guide to Learn About Developmental Language Disorder [978-0-367-70920-4]. This beautifully illustrated picture book has been created to develop awareness of Developmental Language Disorder and provides a unique opportunity to sensitively gain children’s perspectives of the condition. Harry enjoys school, but faces daily challenges due to his language difficulties. When he is asked to write a story, he struggles to find the words to put his thoughts onto paper. He learns to share his stories through pictures instead and, in doing so, helps his supportive teacher understand what she can do to make life easier for him. With bright illustrations and language that can be accessed by children with DLD, this story can be used to start conversations about the lived experience of children with Developmental Language Disorder, giving them a voice and helping them express their thoughts and feelings. It can also be used as a training tool for teachers and other professionals. This is an essential resource for parents and practitioners looking to understand and support children with DLD.
For effective use, this book should be purchased alongside the illustrated picture book Harry’s Story. Both books can be purchased…together as a set, Supporting Children with DLD: A Picture Book and User Guide to Learn About Developmental Language Disorder [978-0-367-70920-4]. Supporting Children with DLD, has been developed to help raise awareness of Developmental Language Disorder, and to highlight the impact of the condition from the child’s point of view. With activities, prompts and sample questions, this is an essential resource to enable adults to understand the reality of living with DLD, helping children feel heard and respected, as well as providing a solid foundation for tailoring support to individual needs. Drawing on specific examples from Harry’s Story, the book does not assume any prior knowledge of DLD and is designed to offer the reader accessible information and practical advice, teaching as you go. This book: Highlights the link between spoken and written language, addressing the need to recognise the literary difficulties faced by children with DLD Provides practical activities and worksheets that can be used to help children express themselves and ask for help Offers strategies for supporting children’s understanding of language, based on common situations and experiences explored in Harry’s Story Written to be an accessible introduction to DLD and its effect on children’s lives, this is an essential resource for parents and professionals looking to understand the condition.
Through the lens of Turbulence Theory, this volume offers students and scholars an innovative toolkit for understanding the COVID-19 pandemic…and its impact on teachers, families, and students. Bringing together cases from early childhood and special education written by parents and educators, author Susan H. Shapiro leverages Turbulence Theory as a framework to help readers evaluate the level of turbulence during each scenario and what methods, if any, might help mitigate or escalate the situation. With more than 20 insightful case-based examples and discussion questions, this book explores what lessons and strategies we can bring into future crises—and how we move forward in an ever-evolving educational landscape.
Par Ellie White, Jenna Voss. 2015
Small Talk is a resource for families of young children with hearing loss and for professionals guiding families through the…early stages of listening and spoken language development. The book contains key information needed to support optimal development presented in an engaging and encouraging way. It's up-to-date, evidence-based and family friendly. Graduate students preparing for careers with children with hearing loss will benefit from the well-organized content and developmentally appropriate focus.
Par Amanda Cachia. 2023
This book is an interdisciplinary collection of twenty-four essays which critically examine contemporary exhibitions and artistic practices that focus on…conceptual and creative aspects of access. Oftentimes exhibitions tack on access once the artwork has already been executed and ready to be installed in the museum or gallery. But what if the artists were to ponder access as an integral and critical part of their artwork? Can access be creative and experimental? And furthermore, can the curator also fold access into their practice, while working collaboratively with artists, considering it as a theoretical and practical generative force that seeks to make an exhibition more engaging for a wider diversity of audiences? This volume includes essays by a growing number of artists, curators, and scholars who ponder these ideas of ad-hoc, experimental and underground approaches within exhibition-making and artistic practices. It considers how, through these nascent exhibition models and art practices, enhanced experiences of access in the museum can be a shared responsibility amongst museum workers, curators, and artists, in tandem with the public, so that access becomes a zone of intellectual and creative "accommodation," rather than strictly a discourse on policy. The book provides innovative case studies which provide a template for how access might be implemented by individuals, artists, curators, museum administrators and educators given the growing need to offer as many modalities of access as possible within cultural institutions. This book shows that anyone can be a curator of access and demonstrates how to approach access in a way that goes beyond protocol and policy. It will thus be of interest to students and scholars engaged in the study of museums, art history and visual culture, disability, culture, and communication.
Par Yoshiko Okuyama. 2022
This book defines tōjisha manga as Japan’s autobiographical comics in which the author recounts the experience of a mental or…neurological condition in a unique medium of text and image. Yoshiko Okuyama argues that tōjisha manga illuminate otherwise “faceless” individuals and humanize their invisible tribulations because the first-person narrative makes their lived experience more authentic and relatable to the reader. Part I introduces the evolution of the term tōjisha, the tōjisha movements, and other relevant social phenomena and concepts. Part II analyzes five representative titles to demonstrate the humanizing power of tōjisha manga, drawing on interviews with the authors of these manga and examining how psychological or brain-related symptoms are artistically depicted in approximately 40 drawings. This book is highly recommended to not only scholars of disability studies and comic studies but also global fans of manga who are interested in the graphic memoirs of serious social issues.
The RTI Approach to Evaluating Learning Disabilities (The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series)
Par Joseph F. Kovaleski, Amanda M. VanDerHeyden, Timothy J. Runge, Perry A. Zirkel, Edward S. Shapiro. 2023
From leading authorities, this indispensable work is now in a revised and expanded second edition, presenting state-of-the-art tools and procedures…for practitioners. The book shows how to use response to intervention (RTI) to evaluate K–12 students for specific learning disabilities (SLD). The second edition gives increased attention to optimizing the instructional environment in the context of a multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS). Procedures are described for screening at-risk students; using RTI to intensify instruction in reading, writing, and math; identifying SLD; determining eligibility for special education; and planning individualized education programs. Case examples and pointers for practice are woven throughout. In a convenient large-size format, the book includes reproducible tools that can be downloaded and printed for repeated use. New to This Edition *Incorporates contemporary perspectives on SLD, upgraded procedures for implementing an MTSS, new approaches to measuring RTI, and enhancements in using classroom observations. *Chapter on best practices in academic screening, including important dos and don'ts. *Separate chapters on using RTI for reading, written expression, and mathematics. *Chapter on RTI and special education law, focusing on what practitioners need to know. This book is in The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series, edited by Sandra M. Chafouleas.
Par Dr Alex George. 2022
Dr Alex George's debut book for children and young people.What if we could think of mental health in a positive…way? Sweep away the rain clouds. Talk about what's on our minds. And care for our mental health in the same way we look after our bodies.In this empowering and hopeful handbook, Youth Mental Health Ambassador Dr Alex George is here to show us how.A Better Day is a positive, accessible and practical toolkit guiding young readers in how they can care for their mental health with confidence. From peer pressure and exam stress to online trolls and anxiety, life can be mentally draining. But though life is full of ups and downs, there are ways you can stay on top of your mental health - including overcoming stigma, talking about your feelings, developing resilience and switching your mindset.This book provides all the scaffolding and practical techniques to help you do this, so though you might be having a hard time right now, you can look toward your future with optimism and positivity. Because no matter what, there is always hope for a better day.
This book offers the first collection of international academic writing on the topic of Teaching Assistants. It serves as an…indicative summary of current research and thinking in this field and as a point of departure for future research and development. With contributions from leading researchers, the book draws together empirical work on the deployment and impact of Teaching Assistants from various perspectives and from a range of methodological approaches. It highlights and celebrates the vital everyday contributions Teaching Assistants make to their schools and their communities: from their role within classrooms, to their moment-by-moment interactions with pupils and teachers. The book examines the effect that Teaching Assistants can have on pupils’ learning and wellbeing, and considers issues of overdependence on classroom paraprofessionals and the unintended consequences to which this can lead. Bringing together work from a journal special issue with brand new and updated chapters, the contributions offer insight into the liminal space between educator, care-giver, behaviour manager, and facilitator of learning and of peer relations, which characterises the Teaching Assistant role. This timely and important book will be essential reading for academics, researchers and students interested in special educational needs, disability, and inclusion, and those interested in the wider topic of paraprofessionals in labour markets.
Par Kurt Eggers, Margaret M. Leahy. 2023
Clinical Cases in Dysfluency is an imperative work that introduces dysfluency in clinical and cultural contexts while encouraging reflection on…clinical decision-making involving the assessment and management of clients. With inputs from eminent clinical researchers across the world, this text brings together diverse voices and expertise to provide readers with innovative ideas for their own practice. The book assists in refining clinical problem solving and valuing exchanges between clients and clinicians. Featuring real-life case studies covering stuttering and cluttering in children and adults, it showcases the importance of evidence-based practice and practitioner reflection, demonstrating a range of approaches to address problems experienced with dysfluency, and their management. The authors go on to discuss issues of stereotyping, resilience, and therapeutic commonalities in general, and in multicultural contexts, whilst also introducing the discipline of Dysfluency Studies, where stuttering is considered positively in its complexity and not as a disorder. These concepts are effectively further illustrated through accompanying online resources including videos, and weblinks. This is an indispensable resource for students and clinicians in the domains of Fluency, Speech and Language Pathology and Communication Disorders, and will be valuable reading to anyone interested in communication disorders, dysfluencies, and application of theory to practice in these disciplines.
Par Rosemary Richings. 2023
"In 1994, I was diagnosed with dyspraxia, and I was unable to do everything that children are expected to do…by the time they're in school. For me, this included everything from riding a bike and catching a ball, to reading, writing, and basic math."When talking about her dyspraxia, Rosemary Richings is often met with confusion. Why do so few people understand dyspraxia, or even know what it is?Rosemary shares her experience of growing up dyspraxic, and how it impacts her sense of space, time and co-ordination. Diagnosed with DCD at the age of four, Rosemary shares her insights and experience dealing with challenges, from coping with bullies in school to choosing a dyspraxia-friendly university, pursuing self-employment and travelling abroad.Rosemary shares guidance for others about what helped her develop her skills, including ballet and gymnastics, the Wilbarger Protocol (brushing therapy) and equestrian therapy. Full of practical tips and insights into the strategies that gave Rosemary the confidence to succeed, this is an essential guide for other dyspraxics and those supporting them, which shows you how you too can thrive as a dyspraxic person.
Par Pete Wharmby. 2023
'This book isn't a memoir. It is a love letter to the phenomenon of autistic hyperfixation.'In What I Want to…Talk About popular autism advocate Pete Wharmby takes readers on a journey through his special interests, illuminating the challenges of autistic experience along the way. Funny, revealing, celebratory and powerful in equal measure, this is a book that will resonate with many, and which should be required reading for anyone who wants to understand autism with more accuracy and empathy.
Par Onyinye Udokporo. 2023
Throughout my life I have been told directly and indirectly that dyslexia is found in particular people... [In fact] dyslexia…can be found in someone like me. It isn't just 'okay' but something to be proud of. This book has been written because I want people to know that dyslexia can be found in people of every colour, creed, or circumstance.In this book, rising star entrepreneur Onyinye Udokporo shares her story of growing up dyslexic in a society where neurodivergence was always presented as a white male issue.Onyinye discusses her experience of being diagnosed at 11 years old, starting a business the following year, gaining a scholarship to a prestigious boarding school and going on to complete two degrees by the age of 22, while also being honest about the difficulties she faced throughout including with bullying and anxiety. She shares the tips she picked up over the years for thriving with dyslexia and the strategies she used to overcome her difficulties in reading and writing well, staying organised and speaking with confidence.Illuminating wider issues of systemic racism in the educational sector and providing a timely reminder that dyslexia can be found in any community and culture, this is an empowering story of surviving and thriving in the face of adversity.
Taking Off the Mask: Practical Exercises to Help Understand and Minimise the Effects of Autistic Camouflaging
Par Hannah Louise Belcher. 2022
'I realised I had been camouflaging my whole life - I'd been trying to mask my autistic traits and fit…in with all the non-autistic people around me.'Growing up autistic can often feel as though you have to become a chameleon in social situations, camouflaging yourself to fit in with a seemingly neurotypical world. Combining lived experience with scientific research and practical advice, this book is the essential guide to understanding why you mask and how to feel confident without one.Focusing on diagnostic devices like the Camouflaging Autistic Traits Questionnaire (CAT-Q) to discover the situations in which you mask the most and why, alongside a range of techniques, from CBT, compassion based therapy, DBT, and mindfulness to relieve anxiety and reduce stress, this guide gives you all the tools and confidence you need to re-connect with yourself, the things you love and finally, take off your mask.